I’m thrilled that Brent Iverson has agreed to lead UT’s School of Undergraduate Studies, starting July 1. Dr. Iverson is a well-known and widely respected figure on campus, an award-winning teacher and researcher in organic chemistry. As someone who was part of the initial conception of the School of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Iverson is the perfect person to build on the successes of the school, creating pathways for leadership and excellence in undergraduate studies. He is a recognized teacher, researcher, and scholar, with a proven commitment to providing our undergraduates with the best academic experience possible.
Undergraduate Studies is key to our student success initiatives and classroom innovations. It has responsibility for the core curriculum, as well as more than 2,000 students who have not yet declared majors.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Iverson is an inventor on 18 issued U.S. patents. Working with George Georgiou and Jennifer Maynard of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, he helped develop a commercialized late-stage cure for exposure to anthrax.